Qais Akbar Omar, author of A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story

Colfax Avenue: Qais Akbar Omar manages his family’s carpet business in Kabul and writes books. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado, and he is the coauthor, with Stephen Landrigan, of Shakespeare in Kabul. Omar will discuss and sign his new book A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story (FS&G), one of the rare memoirs of Afghanistan to have been written by an Afghan, revealing the richness and suffering of life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with our own.

Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
ISBN: 9780374157647
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 16th, 2013